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post #1 of 12 Old 12-23-2012, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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That Naughty Pony!

Seems like most people have an experience with a naughty little pony who really likes to test your riding skills! When I was nine I leased a little white Welsh pony for a couple years who would pretend to be a little angel and than suddenly decide it was time for me to go flying. He could buck really hard!

Anyways, what are your naughty pony stories?

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post #2 of 12 Old 12-23-2012, 09:33 PM
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I used to ride my previous trainer's naughty pony for 6-8 months about a year ago before I bought my Arab. She is a 12.1 Welsh pony and she bolts pretty bad when she's spooked, and refuses jumps sometimes. I still ride her every once in a while because she's so much fun and she doesn't get ridden a lot because no one is really allowed to ride her. She behaved pretty well for me, though, but I'd be lying if I said she never threw me off ;]
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post #3 of 12 Old 12-23-2012, 09:37 PM
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My pony has never bucked or misbehaved to a massive extent. However he's too clever for his own good. He cannot be tied around anything he can open, (this includes gates, boxes, tack trunks, ect.) or anything he can pick up and toss around. I've learned this the hard way. Haha. :)
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post #4 of 12 Old 12-24-2012, 06:05 PM
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I bought a little quarter/welsh pony years ago for my kids....His name was JoJo, but I called him "pony from he**" because he surely was the son of satan! LOL!
NO one could catch the little twerp, except one of the kids (occasionally).
I put him in a stall once. Needless to say by morning there was very little left of the stall. He literally tore it apart over night and got out.
There was also no fence on the planet that would hold him. He got out of every fence he was put behind, including field fencing.
When he was ridden, he was fine if he were led around...but if you tried to just ride him without someone on the other end of a lead line, he would rear up, twist and come down hard, unseating whoever was on him.
One time we loaded him in our trailer and were in the process of loading a mare next to him when he went on a kicking spree and opened up the mare's leg. I could have strangled that little so-and-so right on the spot!
To this day, since JoJo, I've had no use for ponies. In fact, I figured mini horses were just glorified ponies, until I actually met one. Now I've got 2 and wouldn't trade them for all the tea in china. My grandkids will be much better mounted than their mom and dad were. Can't wait till this summer to see them enjoying their little horses!
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I bought a little quarter/welsh pony years ago for my kids....His name was JoJo, but I called him "pony from he**" because he surely was the son of satan! LOL!
NO one could catch the little twerp, except one of the kids (occasionally).
I put him in a stall once. Needless to say by morning there was very little left of the stall. He literally tore it apart over night and got out.
There was also no fence on the planet that would hold him. He got out of every fence he was put behind, including field fencing.
When he was ridden, he was fine if he were led around...but if you tried to just ride him without someone on the other end of a lead line, he would rear up, twist and come down hard, unseating whoever was on him.
One time we loaded him in our trailer and were in the process of loading a mare next to him when he went on a kicking spree and opened up the mare's leg. I could have strangled that little so-and-so right on the spot!
To this day, since JoJo, I've had no use for ponies. In fact, I figured mini horses were just glorified ponies, until I actually met one. Now I've got 2 and wouldn't trade them for all the tea in china. My grandkids will be much better mounted than their mom and dad were. Can't wait till this summer to see them enjoying their little horses!
Ponies can be such monsters! At the barn I used to ride at, there was a pony named Darth Vader and he did those same things; he would always escape the pony paddock into the big field with the TBs and eat their food, and there was one time that no one caught him for over a week. We had to go out there with 6 or 7 people and corner him. He was great under saddle, but such a little poop on the ground, haha.
My Arab is technically a pony because he's 14.1, but he could not be any less of pony. Best ground manners ever and wonderful under saddle. We also have a mini horse where I board, and he is so much fun. I love playing around with him, he has such a great personality =] It's just those ponies that can be poos, haha.
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post #6 of 12 Old 12-25-2012, 02:49 PM
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hmmmm well there's Ponkey at the ranch (well she's retired now) how would try to bite her riders feet, thank goodness for tapaderos and try to say hello to the horses in the field on trailrides and once even just turned around mid-trailride and tried to go the other way. And not so much of a pony Saturn who can rub out of his halter AND bridle if we leave him tied in the arena sometimes we come back and he's on the other side, by the fence eating the grass that pokes through. Another NOT a pony (17hh) Samson, can untie himself so we usually loop the rope once more to prevent that. One day there was a newbie in the barn, nobody had told him about Sam's....talent, I saw him trying to untie himself acting really sneaky and did the usual (HEEEYY!" that means he's in trouble, continued walking past and looked over my shoulder to see him in the middle of the aisle like "what? I belong here, don't give me that look."

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post #7 of 12 Old 12-25-2012, 05:42 PM
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With me being a mini person I'm the one who is picked to school the cheeky ponies and some of them are such little sods. Ponies are so much smarter than horses, the vast majority of my worst falls are from small ponies and have come out of no where.
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post #8 of 12 Old 12-25-2012, 07:16 PM
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With me being a mini person I'm the one who is picked to school the cheeky ponies and some of them are such little sods. Ponies are so much smarter than horses, the vast majority of my worst falls are from small ponies and have come out of no where.
This is so true! Most of the ponies that I've ridden have been spinners, and they're so small it's easy to just spin you right off, haha.
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post #9 of 12 Old 12-26-2012, 12:39 AM
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I had a great pony named Dottie, she was awesome....for kids! She hated adults and they could never catch her and when they rode her she ate, meandered her own way, bucked was a general pain in the you know what, but you could put any kid on her and she was great. I even started showing with her until some stupid trainer said I had to have a big horse to be competitive. While that may have been true I would have been better off just having fun on my pony and never being subject to the "show people"
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post #10 of 12 Old 12-26-2012, 03:38 PM
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My guy qualifies as a pony and he is never ending entertainment. He is smart as a whip and has escaped many times. Lately he has been thinking he is still a stud (was gelded 3 years ago) and has been trying to mount another pony in his paddock. Needless to say he is in solitary confinement now. He is the barn clown. He can untie himself, open his stall door and will lay down on his side to shimmy out under a fence. He once got stuck under his paddock gate trying to sneak out. Barn owner was worried he was stressed but he is pretty cool and just laid there til someone came to get him. Its a darn good thing he is so cute otherwise he would be in some serious trouble. He has only bucked a couple of times thank goodness.
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